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  • Board member questions proposed 10-point grading scale in NNPS

    Moving to a 10-point grading scale in Newport News, as proposed at last night's board meeting, would allow students to earn a "D" and pass a class with a 60 percent. Currently, students must earn at least 65 percent in a class to pass it. Board member...
  • New ID card for Virginia veterans is here

    New ID card for Virginia veterans is here
    A program for Virginia veterans launched Wednesday may open the door to more discounts at retail outlets in Hampton Roads. Gov. Bob McDonnell announced that Virginia veterans can now receive a wallet-sized identification card through the Department of...
  • Youth grants go to Peninsula teens for anti-smoking messages

    Youth grants go to Peninsula teens for anti-smoking messages
    The Virginia Foundation for Healthy Youth has awarded $2,000 mini-grants to eight youth organizations across Virginia to support chapters of VFHY’s national award-winning Y Street teen volunteer group. The first recipients of the 2012-13 Y Street...
  • Lackey Clinic hires new medical director

    Lackey Clinic hires new medical director
    The Lackey Free Clinic in Yorktown reports that it has hired Dr. Ralph Robertson as medical director.  The clinic provides skilled and compassionate health care and counseling to the medically disadvantaged on the Peninsula. Since 2008, Dr. Robertson has...
  • Tickets to concerts by Duran Duran, Jason Aldean go on sale Friday, June 15

    Tickets to concerts by Duran Duran, Jason Aldean go on sale Friday, June 15
    Here are two separate chunks of local concert news. Eighties dance-rock kings Duran Duran will play Portsmouth on Aug. 22. Meanwhile, country rocker Jason Aldean is headed for the Virginia Beach on Aug. 24. Tickets to both shows go on sale 10 a.m. Friday,...
  • Bon Secours completes $8 million expansion of Martha W. Davis Cancer Treatment Center

    Bon Secours completes $8 million expansion of  Martha W. Davis Cancer Treatment Center
    Bon Secours has announced the completed renovation and expansion of its Martha W. Davis Cancer Treatment Center at Maryview Medical Center, 3640 High St., Portsmouth. The $8 million project started in August last year and was completed in May. What's...
  • Bay collision in 1978 of collier and Coast Guard cutter left 11 dead

    The book "Guardians of the Capes" asserts that "most of the marine casualties on the bay have been minor in nature." But 33 years ago, the bay was the scene of a spectacular tragedy. On Oct. 20, 1978, the collier M/V Santa Cruz II, loaded with 19,500...
  • Retiring Michael Curry will continue to shape the Hampton arts scene

    Retiring Michael Curry will continue to shape the Hampton arts scene
    Michael Curry retires this weekend as director of the Hampton Arts Commission. Since he came to the City of Hampton in April 1988, Curry has been responsible for the growth and programming of The American Theatre and the Charles H. Taylor Arts Center....
  • Is General Dynamics on a shipyard buying spree?

    Is General Dynamics on a shipyard buying spree?
    General Dynamics announced last week it is expanding through the purchase of Portsmouth-based Earl Industries' ship repair and painting facilities in Hampton Roads and Florida. The company runs several of the country's largest shipyards and is a rival of...
  • Bridal show tips: Bring labels, negotiate with vendors

    Sparks fly, hearts pitter patter and wallets empty, and that's just at the meeting of a bride and her wedding planner. It's bridal show season, and more than a dozen shows will take place before April, when bands across the region will strike up an...
  • Health Notes: Two Sentara nursing homes score tops in U.S. News & World Report

    <span style=color:#ff0000><b>Health Notes:</b></span> Two Sentara nursing homes score tops in U.S. News & World Report
    Sentara Windermere in Virginia Beach and Nursing Center Portsmouth, two Sentara nursing homes, received a 5-star ranking in U.S. News & World Report's annual survey of Best Nursing Homes. Of more than 15,500 nursing homes evaluated quarterly in 2011, they...